Printing and branding with a difference.
At Ellesmere Port Fab Lab , they offer a creative space for budding product designers and entrepreneurs to test out their ideas and bring them to life.
They're open access Lab offers the latest in digital fabrication equipment,including 3D printers, precision laser cutters and moulding and milling equipment through to electronic components, circuit boards, soldering irons and glue guns, along with a friendly atmosphere where you can build, code, solder, design and engineer pretty much anything you can think of.
17 members of the Scout Troop, along with leaders, made two visits to FabLab in Ellesmere Port. The first visit was to be shown the equipment and how to use it safely, then we returned on our normal Troop night when the Scouts used 3D design software to design their own badges which were then sent to a 3D printer to produce their badges.
Following the badge design work, 2D design software was used to create personalised name badges with the Fluer-de-lys emblem and the Group's name. The design was then branded onto wood and cut out using a laser.
Thanks to everyone at FabLab for a great time and a well reccommended actviity for other Scout Groups